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Pirate-Captured Tanker Freed by Russian Navy

The crew of a large Russian anti-submarine ship has freed an oil tanker seized by Somali pirates on Wednesday. All 23 Russian sailors from the hijacked vessel have escaped the incident unscathed. As a result of the rescue efforts, 10 pirates have been captured and one killed. “The large submarine-hunter […]

Putin Blamed for ‘Pumping-up National Pride’

On May 3, the World Press Freedom Day, the international human rights organization ‘Reporters without Borders’ has compiled a list of 40 ‘predators of press freedom’. Along with unnamed Colombian guerrillas, Mexican narcocartels, ETA separatists, Italian Mafiosos, and a galaxy of traditional ‘villains’ from Mullah Muhammad Omar to Zimbabwean Robert […]

Restoring Trust in India-Pakistan Relations

Aurobinda MAHAPATRA (India) The prime ministers of India and Pakistan met on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit in the Bhutanese capital, Thimpu on 29 April 2010 with the main objective of resuming the composite dialogue process that was stalled after the Mumbai […]

Terrorism Born in the West

Konstantin Novikov (Russia) Research indicates that 70% of Al-Qaeda’s members come from Western Europe and America. It is generally thought that Islamic terrorism and the terrorists who have declared war on America, Israel and Europe are somehow alien to Western civilization, attacking it from outside. Research by Professor Mark Sageman […]